Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Richard Burns 2001 WRC World Champion, RIP 1971-2005
PBB
post Nov 25 2005, 06:44 PM
Post #1


Aeternum vale
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,810
Joined: 6-March 04
Member No.: 636



QUOTE
Richard Burns’ status as one of Britain’s top rally stars has been an extraordinary accomplishment. After rapidly gaining success on domestic turf, Richard turned to the international stage in 1994 where he concentrated on gaining valuable experience. He was rewarded in 1998 with a full WRC programme with Mitsubishi resulting in a move to Subaru in 1999. Having been runner-up that year and the following, his determination finally paid off when he was crowned World Rally Champion in 2001.

In 2002, the following year, Richard joined the Peugeot team but unfortunately was unable to retain his World Championship title. Continuing to drive for Peugeot in 2003 saw Richard using the skills he is renowned for – speed consistency, concentration and driving acumen.

He passed away last night of brain cancer. cry.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
bankE46
post Nov 25 2005, 06:47 PM
Post #2


International Superstar
*****

Group: Moderators
Posts: 7,121
Joined: 26-August 03
From: Connecticut, USA
Member No.: 5
Car: 2002 BMW M3



wow, still very young. quite a loss to rally as a whole.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cyclone
post Nov 25 2005, 06:50 PM
Post #3


Mmmm that feels nice.
******

Group: Admin
Posts: 11,192
Joined: 26-August 03
From: Atlanta
Member No.: 2
Car: 2018 Hyundai ES/1994 Mazda Miata



Damn, that's very sad to hear :|
~loads up Richard Burns rally~ Gonna pay em some respect.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phix
post Nov 25 2005, 07:42 PM
Post #4


Banned
******

Group: Members
Posts: 11,268
Joined: 6-December 04
From: Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 1,208
Car: N/A



Holy fuck. I still remember seeing him on WRC... damn.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
darinzon
post Nov 25 2005, 08:15 PM
Post #5


/ hell0
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,661
Joined: 16-May 05
From: Sherman
Member No.: 1,681
Car: College



Wow. I thought I heard somewhere he recovered...it's a shame.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
RallyCat909
post Nov 25 2005, 09:45 PM
Post #6


Pit Mechanic
***

Group: Members
Posts: 768
Joined: 31-July 04
Member No.: 963



I just heard on another board that Richard Burns has finally passed on. Respect to his fmaily and friends, he will be sorely missed.



sad.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Diesel
post Nov 25 2005, 09:55 PM
Post #7


I'm bored.
*****

Group: Admin
Posts: 5,061
Joined: 26-August 03
From: Southern California
Member No.: 1
Car: 2006 Acura TSX



one of the all time greatest rally drivers has passed away last night. sad.gif he had astrocytoma - a virulent form of brain tumour. RIP




Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Staleghoti
post Nov 25 2005, 10:03 PM
Post #8


Shift Noob
*

Group: Members
Posts: 87
Joined: 21-November 05
Member No.: 2,089



Oh man, he was one of my favorites.



He will be missed.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
McKhaos
post Nov 26 2005, 12:43 AM
Post #9


The Devil's Cabbana Boy
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,283
Joined: 11-June 04
From: The People's Democratic Republic of McKhaosylvania
Member No.: 831
Car: Outlander knock-off



WHAT ?
I didn't even know he was sick .
RIP .
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
moe
post Nov 26 2005, 06:07 AM
Post #10


Posting God
******

Group: Moderators
Posts: 11,366
Joined: 30-January 05
From: Dubai
Member No.: 1,451



Oh shit, he died. He was my favorite next to McRae...RIP.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
z0ne
post Nov 26 2005, 10:02 AM
Post #11


[J]akobi™
*****

Group: Banned
Posts: 7,563
Joined: 14-March 04
From: University of Hartford
Member No.: 651
Car: 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS



Great man and a great driver. Shall be missed.

Rest in peace.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phix
post Nov 26 2005, 10:03 AM
Post #12


Banned
******

Group: Members
Posts: 11,268
Joined: 6-December 04
From: Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 1,208
Car: N/A



Yah, during one of hte WRC seasons he took a leave of absence to go get brain surgery done. After that he was deemed to be in the ok. But I guess the cancer relapsed and finished what it started years ago.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
is2scooby
post Nov 26 2005, 11:36 AM
Post #13


Grease Monkey
**

Group: Members
Posts: 344
Joined: 22-November 04
Member No.: 1,166



I wonder what it was like to know that among men you were something great and it didn't really matter in the end?

He was a consummate gentleman, and always brought a cool head and refined manner to WRC.

RIP Richard Burns. sad.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Patrick
post Nov 26 2005, 12:16 PM
Post #14


Grease Monkey
**

Group: Members
Posts: 496
Joined: 13-September 04
From: Rijswijk (ZH), the Netherlands
Member No.: 1,043



R.I.P. Richard sad.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
FormulaDodge x7
post Nov 26 2005, 07:14 PM
Post #15


Grease Monkey
**

Group: Members
Posts: 219
Joined: 28-May 05
From: Connecticut
Member No.: 1,705



shit he was my favorite WRC driver,

RIP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
auto
post Nov 28 2005, 06:37 PM
Post #16


Dirty Oil Filter


Group: Members
Posts: 9
Joined: 23-May 05
Member No.: 1,690



RIP sad.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
M@rv
post Nov 29 2005, 12:59 PM
Post #17


Dirty Oil Filter


Group: Members
Posts: 3
Joined: 30-July 05
Member No.: 1,855



My heart has just sank...... I always hoped he would return....

Rest in peace my man cry.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Guest_PAULIE_D_*
post Dec 1 2005, 02:13 PM
Post #18





Guests






R.I.P. Richard. You were a gentleman and a great driver. You will be missed.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
PartTime
post Jan 27 2006, 05:37 AM
Post #19


Dirty Oil Filter


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 14-December 05
Member No.: 2,139



RIP Richard...

You were my idol all the time...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 29th October 2020 - 06:33 PM
IPS Driver Error

IPS Driver Error

There appears to be an error with the database.
You can try to refresh the page by clicking here